Human Rights, Migrants, Multiculture, Politiks

An evening of solidarity with the Kurds

Next Saturday, the 11th of February, people in solidarity with Kurdish refugees, will hold a dinner where it will be possible to taste traditional Kurdish  food and during which their political situation will be discussed.


Everybody, at some point, has probably heard talk about Kurdistan.  It is also true that few people can say that they have been in this western zone of Asia that covers part of the territory of several countries: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Armenia.

The Kurds represent the largest ethnic minority in the world (about 22 million) who do not have their own state and who continue to survive despite decades of extermination policies.

The reason for their persecution is simple: the region in which they’ve settled is rich in natural resources – there are important oil deposits and it is a major cereal growing land.

In order to show solidarity and to get to know the current political situation that this minority live with, a dinner will be held with the objective of teaching non Kurdish people what they can do to support this community.  The evening will conclude with a typical Kurdish dance by the band Dur Wengo.

It will take place on Saturday the 11th from 7pm to 11.30pm in Halkevi.  31-33 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3DF.  Those attending will be asked for a donation of £5 to cover the costs although any contribution is welcome.

(Translated by Ruth Davies – E-mail: r.a.davies@hotmail.co.uk)

A night of eating, films and dancing in solidarity with the Kurdish refugee
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